Joern Bruecker

a distinguished partner at JCW Evolution, renowned for over three decades of expertise in global, cross-functional innovation initiatives and design leadership. Joern's career has been defined by his ability to drive commercial growth through innovative strategies and his role as a visionary leader in the field of innovation methodologies and services.


We embrace the transformative power of innovation, and with Joern as our partner, we bring a wealth of experience in catalyzing organizational, operational, and cultural transformations. Our partnership extends to strategic development, hands-on project management, and driving sustainable growth.

Joern's Focus

  • Project & Program Management
  • Leadership & Development
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Compliance & Risk
  • Product Development
  • Continuous Improvement
  • KPI and Best Practices Design


  • MBA Innovation Leadership, Change & Consulting,
    2023 York St John University 
  • Certified Leadership Facilitator,
    Kommunikationslotsen, Germany
  • Business Model BMC & Value Proposition Canvas and
  • VPC Business Coach, Strategyzer Academy, Switzerland
  • Design Thinking Master Coach,
    Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
  • Design Thinking Coach,
    Design & Co-Innovation Center SAP, Heidelberg
  • Establishing and Managing Project Management Office, PMI Project Management Institute
  • Elektrotechnik Telekommunikation, Gerhard-Mercator-Fachhochschule, Germany

Career Experience

2008-2022 Nestlé IT - R&D Innovation, Vevey, CH

  • 4+ yrs. Global Product Group Manager - Innovation Methodologies
  • 4+ yrs. Global Head of Enterprise Innovation Design and UX
  • 3+yrs. Senior Portfolio Management Lead & SAP-ERP Enterprise Architect
  • 2+yrs. IT Global PMO Project Management Office Lead


  • Co-Founder and Global Chair at Design at Business
  • Program Manager of the Impaktweek Innovation education Programs in Rwanda and Ghana
  • Founder and Board Member, I-DeaLs "Innovation and Design as Leadership" research program at the Politecnico School of Management Milano
  • Board Member, Forrester Leadership board for workplace strategy and innovation.
  • Mentor and Project Sponsor at the Sugar Network which connects universities worldwide to globally enable responsible digital innovation through human centricity and integrity